Every Day is for the Thief

  • Teju Cole

“One of the most talented authors of his generation.” (Salman Rushdie)

A New Yorker in his early thirties travels to Lagos, his childhood home. He meets family, friends, allows himself to drift. And he discovers the corruption and violence which characterise this foreign homeland. He is both astounded and ashamed. Yet he still finds moments full of poetry in this chaotic city.

This novel is a travel report, essay and self-reflection in one. Written from two different perspectives, the novel oscillates between appeal and discomfort.
Teju Cole grew up in Nigeria and came to the USA as a teenager. His novel, Open City, is considered to be an outstanding example of new American literature. The photographer and art historian also writes for, among other publications, The New Yorker and The Atlantic. Teju Cole lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Languages: English/German.

In cooperation with US Embassy Berlin.

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